JACKSON, Wyo. —Teton Literacy Center and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library have provided 2,350 books to children in Teton County.

According to Teton Literacy Center, 253 children have enrolled in Teton County since March 2021 to receive monthly books.

Town and County elected officials proclaimed April 10-16 as “Week of The Young Child.” According to the proclamations, “27% of children, 0-3 living in Teton County live below 200% of the federal poverty level.”

In collaboration with St. John’s Health, newborn babies will receive a new book and information on how to enroll in the program when they leave the hospital.

Families with children from birth to four years old can enroll in the program online or through the Imagination Library website. Families can also go to Teton Literacy Center to complete a paper registration form. All families in our community are welcome to enroll in this free program.

The partnership with the Imagination Library is funded through the Nelson Schwab Family Foundation.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.